Pay TV day

Ofcom has announced that following a request by BT, Setanta, Top Up TV, and Virgin Media it will conduct a full investigate the pay TV market, including obtaining information from market participants. Pay TV includes subscription and video-on-demand television services on all platforms: cable, digital terrestrial television (DTT), satellite and TV over DSL.

BT, Setanta, Top Up TV, and Virgin Media are clearly taking a shot a BskyB here.

Meanwhile, The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into the proposed acquisition by SFR France of Télé2 France’s fixed telephone and internet access activities, after deciding that the proposed takeover is likely to give rise to competition concerns in the pay TV market.

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